How sustainable is it (compared with peat)?
The main conclusions from this study are that the coir pith supply chain brings significant positive benefits in terms of supporting the rural economy in India and Sri Lanka. Availability and quality of coir pith in both countries can satisfy the future needs of the UK horticultural sector, particularly if the sector is prepared to work more in partnership with their suppliers. (P14)
- Coir: a sustainability assessment, defra, 2012, http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=18114,http://newleafpractice.co.uk/resource-centre.php
- RHS: Peat-free compost: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=441